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Hemlock Bluffs Nature Preserve

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Address: 2616 Kildaire Farm Road, Cary, NC
Phone Number: 9193875980
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Nature in the Subrubs

It's a great place for a nature walk right in the suburbs. It's a hidden gem that most people probably don't realize is there. There's also a nature center.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

It's a great place for a nature walk right in the suburbs. It's a hidden gem that most people probably don't realize is there. There's also a nature center.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great place to take the kids or dogs for a nice walk. Very scenic and not crowded. Nice place to "get back to nature". I had a 12 year old and set of 8 year old twins and they enjoyed the visit!

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was just telling a co-worker about this today. There is a very nice path in the woods for a Nature hike. It is not paved and there are rocks and stumps so wear good shoes. During the evening hours you may even run into deer feeding at the bottom of the hill.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This park has some Eastern Hemlock in it which is rare in the Piedmont area. This park has really nice mainly mulch trails very comfortable to walk on and on the most part very level without tripping hazards. So these are idea trails for all ages. The Swift Creek Trail the park's most popular trail does require a climb of... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

I went here with my 6 year-old daughter, and we had a blast. The trails are very walkable, and the preserve's location within Cary makes it really easy to get to. While we were there, there were a number of educational programs going on that were well attended.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This nature center offers classes for children, well maintained trails. A short loop with stairs so it gets the blood pumping. A longer loop that has some inclines. Will see folks taking their dogs for runs. New play area for the little ones.

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

One of my favorite Cary parks! I enjoy the trails, which are well kept and easily marked. Met two deer along the way, wasn't chewed up by mosquitoes and the park ranger was friendly and helpful. A great place to go for solitude, with a loved one or as part of your family or group.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Beautiful place! Took a dog for a walk. Nice nature center for learning. Got beautiful nature photos! Saw a deer just ten feet away at a creek. Loved the information posts along the way of the trails. Very cool under the trees in 100 degree heat! Boardwalk trail. Closed shoes are best. Some stairs. Love it.

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Cary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The reserve is quite small, compared to, say, Umstead, but it large enough that you're out of sight of roads and homes most of the time. The trails are relatively short -- up to a couple of miles -- and some are friendly to people who can't manage tough climbs or descents. It's never been crowded when I've been there,... More 

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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This lovely place is near my home, so I walk there frequently. The variety of paths suit every need from a meditative walk, to nature viewing, to fitness efforts. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly. Dog friendly, too! Just can't say enough wonderful things!

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